Private Avignon and Aix-En-Provence
Your private guide will greet you at the harbor and take you to Avignon for a guided tour of this city that became the second Vatican with the arrival of the popes in the 14th century. Enter the city with its medieval walls, 39 towers, and 7 gates. You will then head to the Pope's Palace, reputed to be the biggest gothic palace in the world.
Explore 25 of the palace's rooms including the ceremonial rooms, chapels, cloister, and private papal apartments with priceless frescoes while your guide shares with you the grand life of the 7 French popes who ruled here up until the French Revolution. While in town you will also see the St Bénézet Bridge, famous thanks to the beloved children's song "Sur le Pont D'Avignon." This 12th-century bridge with its 22 arches connects Avignon and Villeneuve Avignon and was destroyed several times by the raging floodwaters of the river Rhône.
Continue to the charming village of Aix-En-Provence, the old capital of Provence. Take a stroll down ancient pedestrian streets, past façades of the baroque ochre-colored private mansions that were built for nobility. This city is also called the city of water thanks to its numerous water fountains decorating the area.
While here, check out the city highlights including the cathedral, the town hall, and the Corn Exchange. Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday Aix-en-Provence's 5 main squares transform into a major market selling a variety of flowers, fruits and vegetables, vintage clothes, antiques, and handicrafts.
Reserve this private, 8-hour tour now to experience the rich history and beauty of Avignon and Aix-En-Provence like a VIP.